In the news today…
- Jamestown Sun reports utilities begin planning for a new 95-mile transmission line in southeastern North Dakota that would potentially be completed in 2028.
- Inside EPA reports a broad industry coalition is urging the Biden administration against adopting “unduly narrow interpretations” of various Supreme Court rulings in its upcoming regulation amending the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), warning that doing so will lead to continuing legal uncertainty.
- MarketScale reports that the integration of artificial intelligence tools in rare mineral mining could help reduce costs and promote environmental sustainability.
- Mining.com reports from Bloomberg the US needs to bolster its cooperation with Latin American countries in obtaining reliable supplies of critical minerals, a senior State Department official told lawmakers.
- E&E Greenwire reports that the NEPA revamp by the Biden Administration has made the permitting overhaul more difficult with serious lacks of trust between Congress and the Administration.